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Rupert the Bear is a cartoon character created by Mary Tourtel in the 1920s. He is a white-furred bear who wears yellow checked trousers and scarf and a red jersey. He lives in the town of Nutwood. Rupert has several friends, Bill Badger, Algy Pug and Edward Trunk (an elephant) being the most enduring. Mary Tourtel's last Rupert story was 'Rupert and Bill's Seaside Holiday' published in 1935. Mary Tourtel was replaced by Alfred Bestall (born 1892) who was previously an illustrator for Punch magazine. Bestall improved the stories and plots of Rupert but more importantly he created the most beautifully crafted illustrations in the Rupert Annuals. Bestall drew Rupert until 1973, when he retired. Much of the landscape in Rupert is inspired by the Snowdonia landscape of North Wales. He appears each day in the Daily Express, and the new adventures are illustrated by John Harrold. A fictional character is any person who appears in a work of fiction. ... Mary Tourtel ( 1874 - 1948 ) Artist and creator of Rupert the Bear. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Stegodon (extinct) Deinotherium (extinct) Mammuthus (extinct) Elephantidae (the elephants) is the only extant family in the order Proboscidea. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


Television Series

In 1993, Rupert the Bear had finally got its own television series, with 39 episodes produced by Ellipse (France), and Nelvana (Canada). 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Ellipse Programmé (also known as Lé Studio Ellipse, or simply Ellipse), is a French company that produces animated television programs. ... Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ...


In the mid-1990s, there were 26 more episodes of the show, which were produced by the Canadian company Nelvana Enterprises, Inc. Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... Nelvana is a Canadian company that produces childrens animation and other series. ...


The television series went out of production after 65 episodes were made.


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